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by Eskimo
Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: PCV question
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

Maybe we're thinking of 2 different parts? The PCV - Positive Crankcase Ventilation goes from a valve cover either into the air filter housing, or in my case, is just a push-in filter.

Do you mean EGR? (Exhaust gas recirculation)
by Eskimo
Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Too slow, must turbo
Replies: 35
Views: 12501

Re: Some questions answered

alehander wrote: New question:
Are wastegates adjustable for various boost levels?
Aftermarket ones typically are. ;)

Another option is using internally wastegated turbos... keeps the plumbing much simpler.
by Eskimo
Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Why propane?
Replies: 9
Views: 2737

86Chevy wrote: I am getting about the same MPG that I was with an inefficient carbeurator.
Ditto. My "hours per gallon" has gone up noticably, and though the 'pane systems weighs more than my poly fuel tank, the benefits are worth it.

The smooooth throttle response is another nice bonus.
by Eskimo
Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:16 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Fine tuning a 425
Replies: 19
Views: 6457

All of the heated 02 sensors that I have seen have been after the cat. Dont know that I've seen one right after the manifold. Most newer cars run heated sensors before and after the cat. Pre-cat to talk with the ECM to control fuel, and post-cat for OBD-II compliance to monitor the performance of t...
by Eskimo
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Easier starting?
Replies: 27
Views: 8134

the Impco system on my Ford will not flow fuel to start unless the throttle is held open and even then it takes forever to get fuel. the install difference is the distance from the vff30 to convertor. hard piped to the convertor on the ohg system, about 12"-18" of -06 on the Impco system. Ditto. My...
by Eskimo
Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 4336

It baffles me why anyone would want to give the spark an "easy way out" with these 4 prong spark plugs, since electricity will always follow the path of least resistance, producing the weakest spark. It should also be noted that Platinum +4 plugs were specifically named by Audi/VW as NOT to be used ...
by Eskimo
Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Impco 425 Mixer Squeels
Replies: 9
Views: 2949

Just tell 'em it's your turbo/supercharger.. ;)
by Eskimo
Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Large fuel consumption
Replies: 8
Views: 3564

No real help, but a friend of mine also has an AMC 360 on 'pane, and he goes through almost 2 forklift tanks in a day of rock crawling, while I still have some left over from one tank at the end of a similar day. I haven't seen his rig since he's converted it, so I can't comment if he's running rich...
by Eskimo
Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Ignition Timing on Propane
Replies: 15
Views: 13563

What's your compression ratio? FranzH has some great guidlines on his site, and they are working well for me. I recurved my dizzy (HEI) to the lightest springs, bringing in the centrifugal advance as quickly as possible. I think I'm back to ~8° BTDC. I tried going higher, but it would ping under he...
by Eskimo
Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Diesel Forum
Topic: Biodiesel posting on Eng-Tips
Replies: 2
Views: 3757

I'm a member of several waste veggy oil boards, and I'm in the process of securing my oil source, before I convert my truck to a 2-tank system. A few friends of mine are ahead of me and have already converted their trucks... I'm just too lazy to collect & filter old oil (and have NO room to setup a ...
by Eskimo
Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Mounting Locations
Replies: 17
Views: 4928

I've also heard that it's best to try and keep the regulator not lower than the level of the mixer if possible. A friend of mine has his lockoff connected to the reg with a pipe nipple, and then the large low pressure hose to the mixer. Mine is the other way around, lockoff on the firewall, reg. har...
by Eskimo
Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: refueling from residential propane tank
Replies: 13
Views: 5327

Great link, thanks... I'm about to get a tank for my house to run the fireplace, and it would be SO convenient to be able to fill my fork tanks tanks out in the back yard... And I might actually use enough to fulfill their once-a-year requirement to refill! I'll probably use the port that's under th...
by Eskimo
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: refueling from residential propane tank
Replies: 13
Views: 5327

Re: filling your vehicle from residential tank

phantom shafter wrote:He fixed me up (out on the ranch) with a "wet leg" and pump on my 600 gal tank, so I can fill my motor fuel tank, barbeque bottles, etc.
That would be fantastic for me... What does a pump cost?
by Eskimo
Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Temperature Control, propane sludge, long thread.
Replies: 14
Views: 6723

My guess would be to tee off the supply & return lines, and put a restrictor in the line.. with the engine at operating temp, restrict the flow until the convertor is at the desired temp?

I would bet this could be done as simply as with a water shutoff (home stuff)
by Eskimo
Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Hard starting
Replies: 8
Views: 3322

Thank you VERY much. I understand you saying that it won't necessarily hurt anything, but heck, it's free (or nearly so), and the "right" way to do it.. Why not go for it? :wink: